Archive for August, 2011

A (new) history of stem cell research

Author: Stem Cell Network, 08/16/11

A short time ago, Ed Yong blogged about a timeline he created on reprogrammed stem cells, which we’ve mentioned before in our own blog. It presented a good overview of the major papers that have defined the progress in this specific area and we found it interesting not just because of the method of delivery…Read more

Stem cells and the modern Prometheus

Author: Ben Paylor, 08/10/11

Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mould me man? Did I solicit thee From darkness to promote me? – Paradise Lost, Milton This harrowing quote from Milton, if framed as a first-person narrative of a stem cell’s fate, paints a troubling (and highly unrecognized) perspective of the field. These same lines also…Read more